Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
What a great weekend! I shot just under 2,000 images Saturday and Sunday and most of those images were shot at the 16th Street Basin. As a reader of this blog I do hope you enjoy wildlife images especially eagles, herons, gulls, and ducks, oh my! Cause that’s what I have to show you over the next week or so.
I cannot begin to tell you how much fun Jeanne and I had both days watching the interaction of all the birds at the Basin. At one time yesterday evening there were gulls, herons, and a half-dozen or more eagles circling the basin. I’m surprised there are any fish left in the Basin. The Herons were having a field day as were the gulls. The eagles spent most of their time eating the fish the gulls dropped.
I even took the Phantom Vision 2 with me today and even though it was cold and windy I did get it in the air and out over the Basin. I couldn’t see the iPhone well enough to see exactly which was the camera was pointing (I’m working on a solution for that.) so I got pretty close to an eagle sitting on the ice. Trouble is the damn camera was pointed straight down at the ice so you don’t see the eagle. I was testing to see how close I could get to him before he got upset. He tolerated it very well. I’ll show you the video later in the week. There were some good parts to it.
Jeanne was funny as both days there were other people at the Basin and they were in “our parking spot”, as she put it and she was miffed that they were there. These two days are the first time we have seen anyone at the place where we park. Lots of people and cameras pointed at the pond.
So if you enjoy birds, fighting, sharing, hunting, and flying then you should enjoy the blog this week. If you’re not a big fan of that then I’ll try to mix in some other images as the week unfolds. But with 2,000 shots it’s going to be hard to show you anything but birds. 🙂
That’s it for today. Remember drink responsibly today! 🙂
Enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.